Archive of September 10, 2007

Catholic Latino leaders launch CALL in response to need for dialogue with bishops

Sep 10, 2007 - 03:18 pm .- More that 30 Catholic Latino businessmen and professionals from around the country gathered this past weekend at the Archdiocese of Denver to announce the creation of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL.) The group was created after some of the US bishops identified the need for ongoing dialogue with Catholic Latino leaders. 

Nigerian Cardinal to speak in Colorado Springs

Sep 10, 2007 - 12:39 pm .- Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect of the Vatican’s Office of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments will be giving a public lecture on “The Apostolate Specific to the Lay Faithful” Wednesday, September 19th. The talk will take place at Holy Apostles Church, in Colorado Springs, Colorado at 7 p.m.

Archdiocese of Lima pledges to continue pastoral support for Ica until normalcy returns to region

Sep 10, 2007 - 11:12 am .- The Archdiocese of Lima said this week it will continue to send priests to the region of Ica until normalcy returns to the diocese that was struck by an earthquake on August 15.

Pope writes letter to children: “Keep your faith pure and genuine”

Sep 10, 2007 - 11:05 am .- At the conclusion of the Angelus yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI delivered a letter addressed to children, which reads as follows: Dear children! On the occasion of my apostolic visit to Austria, I am happy to particularly address you who actively participate in the initiatives of the Pontifical Children’s Missionary Works.... 

Abortion not a human right, says Pope Benedict XVI

Sep 10, 2007 - 11:00 am .- During his three-day visit to Austria last week, Pope Benedict XVI said he rejects the concept that abortion is a human right and urged European leaders to do everything possible to raise birth rates and make their countries more child-friendly.

Pavarotti returns to the Catholic faith before dying

Sep 10, 2007 - 10:49 am .- Luciano Pavarotti, the world renowned tenor was laid to rest in Modena’s cathedral with a grand funeral which paid tribute to the opera legend and gave witness to his return to the Catholic faith.

LA diocese decides to sell convent to help cover sex-abuse settlement

Sep 10, 2007 - 10:47 am .- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced the sale of a convent in Santa Barbara as part of its effort to pay its share of the $660-million settlement reached with victims of sex abuse by priests.

Cardinal Lopez Rodriguez calls UN 'irresponsible' for supporting for “therapeutic abortion”

Sep 10, 2007 - 10:43 am .- The archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, rejected calls to legalize abortion in the country and said the United Nations is “irresponsible” in supporting “therapeutic abortion.”

Bomb destroys part of church in Ireland

Sep 10, 2007 - 10:39 am .- The parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Nunsquarter-Kircubbin in the city of Down (Ireland) has been partially destroyed by a homemade bomb, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland. 

Frustration, then relief as two sides strike deal in San Diego abuse settlement

Sep 10, 2007 - 10:20 am .-  The Diocese of San Diego came to a $198.1-million settlement with 144 alleged victims of sexual abuse by priests and church staff. The average payout will be $1.38 million per person making it the second largest payout to date. The diocese and its insurance carrier, Catholic Mutual, will pay the bulk.The settlement was announced Friday morning, after an eight-hour marathon mediation session the day before.  

First bishop ordained in China following Pope’s letter

Sep 10, 2007 - 10:16 am .- As promised this past week, the government controlled Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA) has ordained a new bishop to stem what it calls a ‘dire shortage’ of bishops. This ordination, unlike previous government approved appointments, has received the approval of the Vatican, according to the BBC. Bishop Xiao was ordained as the coadjutor for the Diocese of Guizhou meaning he will assume leadership when 88 year-old Bishop Anicetus Wang retires.   

Holy Father tells volunteers that when they give of their time, their hearts expand

Sep 10, 2007 - 09:13 am .- Yesterday evening in the "Wiener Konzerthaus," the Viennese concert hall inaugurated in 1913 in the presence of the emperor Francis Joseph I, the Pope met with civil and ecclesial volunteer groups active in Austria. Benedict told those gathered that “[v]olunteer work is really about the heart of the Christian image of God and man: love of God and love of neighbor."

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